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So i picked up golf 3 months ago and became addicted. I am very satisified with my progress, I am driving 285 consistently and straight, doing well with irons and putting, struggling with hitting fairway and hybrid off the ground and i am awful at pitching but I am learning. I have been an athlete my entire life and this is my favorite sport.

 

Today really got to me. Hit me hard. I joined an outing. I was so excited. I practiced for 3 weeks over an hour a day, dieted like I do for my boxing matches, and came ready to play. I had an okay team, not great but respectable. We did such a great job today, we scored a -9 and won the outing. Here is where things went south.

 

The tournament director was playing in the outing and was mad that we beat his team, Last minute, AFTER the tournament was over he decided to change the prizes and that no teams will get prizes. He only paid out for 3 longest drives and 3 longest putts which 2 of the 6 were him. No recognition, to acknoledgment on us winning. 

 

I LOVE golf. Finally I can play a sport that I can constantly improve on and not get my face beat in. Today is really hitting me hard though. I feel all my hard work and all my effort went down the drain and was for nothing. 

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I don't even try to win scrambles anymore; just play in them for fun.

 

Too much crap to deal with.

 

Don't let one jerk ruin your love of the game

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As jlukes said, just don't worry about scrambles. They are for charity anyway, so just have fun! I used to get pretty frustrated with golf. But once I started having more fun with it, the scores started to drop. Just shake off what happened today and get back out there!

 

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So i picked up golf 3 months ago and became addicted. I am very satisified with my progress, I am driving 285 consistently and straight, doing well with irons and putting, struggling with hitting fairway and hybrid off the ground and i am awful at pitching but I am learning. I have been an athlete my entire life and this is my favorite sport.

 

Today really got to me. Hit me hard. I joined an outing. I was so excited. I practiced for 3 weeks over an hour a day, dieted like I do for my boxing matches, and came ready to play. I had an okay team, not great but respectable. We did such a great job today, we scored a -9 and won the outing. Here is where things went south.

 

The tournament director was playing in the outing and was mad that we beat his team, Last minute, AFTER the tournament was over he decided to change the prizes and that no teams will get prizes. He only paid out for 3 longest drives and 3 longest putts which 2 of the 6 were him. No recognition, to acknoledgment on us winning. 

 

I LOVE golf. Finally I can play a sport that I can constantly improve on and not get my face beat in. Today is really hitting me hard though. I feel all my hard work and all my effort went down the drain and was for nothing. 

Don't worry about scrambles. Play them for the right reason.... to support a good cause and just have a fun day with your buddies. If you win a skin or two, great! Winning an outing never pays much, and most times the winnings are turned back in for the cause. They are just a fun thing to do..... keep that in mind. 

 

There is no end to the cheating that goes on in outings/scrambles. Not worth getting excited over it.

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So i picked up golf 3 months ago and became addicted. I am very satisified with my progress, I am driving 285 consistently and straight, doing well with irons and putting, struggling with hitting fairway and hybrid off the ground and i am awful at pitching but I am learning. I have been an athlete my entire life and this is my favorite sport.

 

Today really got to me. Hit me hard. I joined an outing. I was so excited. I practiced for 3 weeks over an hour a day, dieted like I do for my boxing matches, and came ready to play. I had an okay team, not great but respectable. We did such a great job today, we scored a -9 and won the outing. Here is where things went south.

 

The tournament director was playing in the outing and was mad that we beat his team, Last minute, AFTER the tournament was over he decided to change the prizes and that no teams will get prizes. He only paid out for 3 longest drives and 3 longest putts which 2 of the 6 were him. No recognition, to acknoledgment on us winning. 

 

I LOVE golf. Finally I can play a sport that I can constantly improve on and not get my face beat in. Today is really hitting me hard though. I feel all my hard work and all my effort went down the drain and was for nothing. 

 

So you have only been playing for 3 months and you're ready to throw in the towel.  You got to gird up them loins son and put ya I'm not a quitter panties on.  Golf IMO is harder than boxing because you can't bully your way around the course. I have been in the boxing ring during my younger days and boxed briefly in the Army.   Boxing was a piece of cake in comparison to having mental strength coming down the home stretch in the club championship. Don't ever give up on this game and trust me you will learn more about what you're made up on the golf course than you will in the gym...  

 

Hold ya head up and git ya arse back on the course!  Winners win and quitters never impress me. You got this!

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Everyone has pretty much said it all.  Welcome to the other side of golf.  Scamble tournaments are fake handicaps and frustration.  Just play them for the enjoyment of being with friends. 

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Golf is full of a bunch of self righteous a holes. Just avoid them. Enjoy your game. F$&K everyone else. I saw this at at the local course, that's why I'm not involved. Everyone thinks they are better than everyone.

 

They all cheat, and are horrible. Just walk Arnie's line of etiquette and grow the game in a good way. Let them have "their winnings"!

 

Happened to me with a hole in one, they wouldn't recognize it because my son age 5 was too young.

 

I don't give one sh!t what anyone else is doing out there so long as they aren't slow or hitting in to me.

 

Of my podium.

 

 

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Keep at it. Pay no attention to the scramble and acknowledgement, some people are just too little fo you to waste your time thinking about. It's infinitely more important that you give yourself a kudo or two and keep going.

 

Wait til you start in the tournament and play with some sandbagers you'll know how the game really plays.

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Alan is right.

There everywhere and run roughshod on the course as in life, as 'we' take it as if accepting our "frustration" is just part of the deal. Well, the herd takes it so whats your problem? Im sure youll get the Man up speech which of course means man up after you take it? Jeez...

My question would be did he walk away with the loot without being called out?

And the answer more than likely is yes.

And theres youre answer. All take it and the crooks win.

3 months and you find the game of integrity is just like everything else now.

"oh well' is the cry of the 'victims' of the crooks and liars and cheats, and oh well is the reply you got and the cry you get when you tell others of this. Right?

Being pissed at the game at this stage is understandable. Frustration in the whole idea of it makes sense too.

Hard lessons are just that. Keep swinging...

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I'm frustrated too. Ran into another hack group using the range finder on every single shot. A 320 yard Par 4 that took them 5 shots to get to about 113 yards by my best guess. I went back and played 3 holes over before they even putted out. That is the worst thing in the world. I can't stand that crap.

 

Then a group of 4 wouldn't even acknowledge me when I caught up to them and politely asked to play through, as there were only 4 groups our there on the entire course, including the back 9.

 

These are the kind of people that a ruining the game. Leaving ball marks, dropping the pin from head height, hacking their a$$es down the rough/trees/OB... I can't stand that, it drives me absolutely nuts. It shouldn't take 20 minutes to play a short par 4, I could play it 3-5 times in 20 minutes.

 

My personal opinion, this is the problem with golf. Nothing else. Just terrible golfers out there slowing the whole course up.

 

 

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I'm frustrated too. Ran into another hack group using the range finder on every single shot. A 320 yard Par 4 that took them 5 shots to get to about 113 yards by my best guess. I went back and played 3 holes over before they even putted out. That is the worst thing in the world. I can't stand that crap.

 

Then a group of 4 wouldn't even acknowledge me when I caught up to them and politely asked to play through, as there were only 4 groups our there on the entire course, including the back 9.

 

These are the kind of people that a ruining the game. Leaving ball marks, dropping the pin from head height, hacking their a$$es down the rough/trees/OB... I can't stand that, it drives me absolutely nuts. It shouldn't take 20 minutes to play a short par 4, I could play it 3-5 times in 20 minutes.

 

My personal opinion, this is the problem with golf. Nothing else. Just terrible golfers out there slowing the whole course up.

 

 

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The worst is when all 4 go to each person's ball to watch them hit. Get to your own and be ready to hit!

 

 

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I must be missing something here. You said you just started 3 months ago and really love the game, yet you are ready to quit playing because a tournament director screwed your team out of a prize???? I'd think the proper response would be to tell the tournament director to go to hell next year when he asks you and your team to enter his tournament again, not quit the game entirely.

 

 

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I must be missing something here. You said you just started 3 months ago and really love the game, yet you are ready to quit playing because a tournament director screwed your team out of a prize???? I'd think the proper response would be to tell the tournament director to go to hell next year when he asks you and your team to enter his tournament again, not quit the game entirely.

 

 

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Yep, exactly. Well said deejaid.

 

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I'm frustrated too. Ran into another hack group using the range finder on every single shot. A 320 yard Par 4 that took them 5 shots to get to about 113 yards by my best guess. I went back and played 3 holes over before they even putted out. That is the worst thing in the world. I can't stand that crap.

 

Then a group of 4 wouldn't even acknowledge me when I caught up to them and politely asked to play through, as there were only 4 groups our there on the entire course, including the back 9.

 

These are the kind of people that a ruining the game. Leaving ball marks, dropping the pin from head height, hacking their a$$es down the rough/trees/OB... I can't stand that, it drives me absolutely nuts. It shouldn't take 20 minutes to play a short par 4, I could play it 3-5 times in 20 minutes.

 

My personal opinion, this is the problem with golf. Nothing else. Just terrible golfers out there slowing the whole course up.

 

 

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Sure sounds familiar. We simply jump where we need to anymore. These 4 would get asked and then I would blow by them. Never have gotten the dumbass stare but dont ask anymore. We even jump on the back first anymore if theyve stacked the front, and if there is a range finder anywhere on one we do the same. Phone apps are getting better and work faster without dumas at the controls. The best clubs still have sprinkler yardage and thats where the whole thing went south. We spent 2-3g having them all gps-ed and mapped made many years ago, and the cost is nothing compared to the huge time it saves and ease of play it brings. Bean counters and tool my friend to the point of they dont even exist... as you blow by.

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Scrambles are notorious for vanity handicaps, guys pencil whipping scorecards and stacking teams. I'll play in a few now and then to support a few charities and just for fun.

 

As others have said, golf is mostly a game between you and the course, it's about always looking to hit the perfect shot, it's not about winning prizes in some tournament. Keep working on your game and have fun.

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So you have only been playing for 3 months and you're ready to throw in the towel.  You got to gird up them loins son and put ya I'm not a quitter panties on.  Golf IMO is harder than boxing because you can't bully your way around the course. I have been in the boxing ring during my younger days and boxed briefly in the Army.   Boxing was a piece of cake in comparison to having mental strength coming down the home stretch in the club championship. Don't ever give up on this game and trust me you will learn more about what you're made up on the golf course than you will in the gym...  

 

Hold ya head up and git ya arse back on the course!  Winners win and quitters never impress me. You got this!

 

 

After reading this post again it looks like wakefield  was not so much talking about quitting golf as he was about how folks cheat or bend the rules. Like others have said when you play in a scramble tournament you're pretty much guaranteed that will be one bunch of clowns who have a sharp pencil.   Don't let that deter you from enjoying the day with your buddies.   As far as quitting the game after three months, that's not gonna happen is it?

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If you're bombing the ball 285 after THREE months of playing, I suggest you do anything but let some t#@t of a golf director get you down. As most have said, there's gonna be garbage like that everywhere, you just gotta ignore them and focus on what YOU are playing for. Be it for fun, friends, or for the challenge, just do it and don't let anyone else have any say in it.

 

 

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If you're striping your drives 285 after playing only 3 months, you must be good at a lot of other things if your willing to give that up!

 

 

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Scrambles are fake golf. Wait until you get the shanks before quitting.

 

 

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Scrambles are fake golf. Wait until you get the shanks before quitting.

 

 

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Scrambles screw up my game for a few rounds after. That style of golf doesn't jive at all with my game.

 

 

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